Latest Advice from School
Update for Parents and Carers
July 25th 2020
I hope you and your families are enjoying the summer break.
As we continue our planning for September, please find important information
below regarding the Autumn term arrangements and organisation:
School will reopen to students on Thursday September 3rd
School will continue to risk assess daily and plan weekly.
Should a local lockdown become necessary, support for home learning will be extended appropriately.
To enable a safe entry/exit to the school, start and finish times for students
who are brought by parents/carers or who travel independently have changed;
Drop Off at 9.35am; Pick Up at 3.30pm
It is important to note that we will be unable to accommodate
students in the school building before this time.
It may take a little longer to admit students into and out of the building and we appreciate your
patience and observation of strict social distancing whilst you are waiting.
Students travelling by minibus/taxi will be advised directly by Home to School Transport.
In order to limit movement around school, students and staff will be working in allocated zones.
Social distancing will be maintained wherever possible and strict hygiene protocols
will be in place, with regular reminders given.
In order to support this practice, please assist your son/daughter to wash their hands regularly and to shower daily. Please also ensure your son/daughter wears fresh and laundered clothes every day.
Additional cleaning and sanitising procedures will be carried out throughout the school.
Surfaces, classroom resources and equipment will be cleaned regularly.
Where appropriate, students will have their own designated equipment and we would ask that they do not bring in any additional equipment from home.
A ‘grab bag’ (similar to a packed lunch) will be provided at lunchtime within each allocated zone. Students from each zone will access the food hall once a week on a rota basis where a hot meal will be provided.
All specialist lunches for those who require them will continue as usual.
If your son/daughter has received a letter advising them to shield as a result of specific health needs,
please would you contact the clinician who issued the letter in order to gain their advice
regarding their potential return to school in September.
Please would you then inform school of any advice received.
If a student or any member of their household has symptoms of COVID-19 the student should not attend school.
They must self-isolate immediately and the family must arrange for them to be tested.
School must be informed of the test result as soon as possible.
If a student tests positive for COVID-19 they should not attend school for 7 days from the onset of symptoms.
If the test result is positive but the student has not experienced any symptoms,
they should self-isolate for 7 days from the date of the test.
If a student develops COVID-19 symptoms whilst at school, they will be isolated and
sent home as soon as possible. They must undertake a test and
inform school of the result as soon as possible.
Please ensure that all parent/carer contact details held by the school are up to date and accurate should we need to contact you urgently in the event of a COVID-19 incident.
Please also ensure you respond to any calls received from the school.
Should you have any queries or concerns regarding the information above,
please contact school on 0161 223 9915.
The number will continue to be available over the summer break.
Many thanks for your continued and much appreciated support.
Very best wishes